I am refinishing my kitchen cabinets. What looks better (richer, glamorous,
expensive, sophisticated etc.): Volatile lacquer, water-based lacquer,
oil-based polyurethane or water based polyurethane?
Sounds silly, but, with all the work involved I want to get the most bang
for my labors.
| >I am refinishing my kitchen cabinets. What looks better (richer,
| >expensive, sophisticated etc.): Volatile lacquer, water-based
| >oil-based polyurethane or water based polyurethane?
| > Sounds silly, but, with all the work involved I want to get the most
| > for my labors.
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| > Walter
| > www.rationality.net
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I agree with 'ask your wife'. And if she's not sure- follow
A million years ago I was having some brick work done. The mason
asked how I wanted the mortar joints to look and showed me three
choices. I asked if there was any difference other than esthetics
and was assured there wasn't. So I got SWMBO to get her opinion.
Her question was. . . "How would they have done it in a colonial
house?" [we liked to think we were 'decorating' more or less on a
The mason never blinked-- 'Back in colonial times, ma'am, the mason
would show the lady of the house a few different choices and she'd
pick one.' So that's what we did-- just like they did in colonial
days. [as far as the mason knew, anyway]
Nobody but you knows what 'looks good' to you. Nor does anyone know
what your labor / cash / esthetics ratios are. [I prefer hand rubbed
lacquer, myself-- but my cabinets have polyurethane on them. Some
things aren't worth the money or sweat.]
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